Dobama Theatre is located across the street from the Lee Road branch, in the library’s HKIC building. Its mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world. www.dobama.org
Family Connections’ Little Heights Literacy Playroom
Little Heights Literacy Playroom is located across the street from the Lee Road branch, in the library’s HKIC building. It is a collaboration between Family Connections and Heights Libraries, and was designed with the belief that parents are their children’s first teachers. Carefully chosen play materials give parents the perfect chance to help their child learn the art of counting, sorting, matching and much more. Free drop-in sessions are offered throughout the week and are open year-round. Pre-registration is not required. See www.familyconnections1.org for times and days.
Home Repair Resource Center
The Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC) empowers Cleveland Heights homeowners to maintain their homes through a creative mix of self-help programs that include financial assistance, education and skills training to enable homeowners — particularly homeowners of low or moderate income — to accomplish repairs on a contracted or do-it-yourself basis. The Lee Road branch is home to the Home Repair Resource Center’s lending library. The collection consists of books, instructional handouts and DVDs on a number of home improvement projects. The Home Repair Resource Center is a nonprofit organization serving the people and houses of Cleveland Heights. www.hrrc-ch.org
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the HKIC
The Small Business Development Center is located across the street from the Lee Road branch, in the library’s HKIC building. SBDC provides no-cost, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling for businesses that will or currently employ under 500 employees. Additional services include training, e-counseling, quality-based assessments, technical assistance, loan packaging guidance, and information on federal, state, and local regulations and programs. For more information or to make an appointment with a business adviser, contact Katie A. VanDyke, MBA, SBDC Director, Monte Ahuja College of Business, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 321-1633.
The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Department of Development. www.entrepreneurohio.org
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus is a collaborative achievement of seven arts and community organizations; Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Playground, Ensemble Theater, Lake Erie Ink, Family Connections, Future Heights, Reaching Heights, and ARTFUL.
After closure of the Coventry Elementary School in 2007, the facility was used as the home for a number of arts and community organizations. In 2017 the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District announced its need to sell the property, which could result in the dislocation of these organizations. Responding to public encouragement not to sell the property, the School District, the Heights Library and the volunteers of Coventry PEACE Campus worked together to find a solution, resulting in the Library taking ownership of the property. Since that time, these not-for-profit organizations have worked together to continue to create an important community resource that touches and enhances the life of thousands of people in and around our community.